[texhax] Please, Can You Help with Installation ?

Dicle Ertan dicle.ertan at opsiyonmerkezi.com
Thu Apr 2 11:24:18 CEST 2009

Dear Axel,
Thanks very much for your help and comments.
I will try to download proTeXt only and see what happens this time.
Thanks a lot again.
Best Regards,
Dicle Ertan

--- On Thu, 4/2/09, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:

From: Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>
Subject: Re: [texhax] Please, Can You Help with Installation ?
To: "Dicle Ertan" <dicle.ertan at opsiyonmerkezi.com>
Cc: support at tug.org
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 9:57 AM

On  1 Apr, 2009, at 10:00, Dicle Ertan wrote:

> Dear TUG Support,
> I am trying to install and then hopefully use LATEX.

You will, believe me. And you won't regret the time spent.

I'm, like you, a TUG member. But let me tell you that you don't have to be a TUG member to ask for support, and neither have to give your TUG user name. Being a TUG member has many benefits, but support is for everyone.

> I initially went through the document created by Thomas Feuerstack named "The Quickest Way to a TEX System". [...]
> I realized that I need a "ProText Distribution" [...]
> In the Members Site (https://www.tug.org/members/) I read the following:
> CTAN is updated constantly with new uploads. [...] So here is the snapshot of CTAN as a tar file (2.9gb).
> I downloaded the snapshot which took me 7hours and 45 minutes...

I don't use proTeXt (MiKTeX et al.), nor Windows ---so, please, Windows TeXers, correct me if I'm wrong---, but I'm afraid you didn't have to download the whole CTAN snapshot; here


you can download just proTeXt. Maybe you already have it ---I don't know what's in the CTAN snapshot; so check your download first. Also, I don't know how it is now, but a few years ago I saw a proTeXt installation and it was really simple.

Please post to this list any further question you have ---many people will be glad to help you.

Best regards,


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